RFE: would like to display UI during unattended installation

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
Installer
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
8 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: mkaply, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 7
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Description

8 years ago
Currently the Firefox has a silent install option that uses an INI file.

The problem with this option is that the install is completely silent and immediately returns to the command prompt before the install is done.

Before NSIS in the previous installer, there was an option for an "unattended install"

In an unattended install, progress is shown, but the user can't interfere with the install. That way you can customize the install, but still know when it is complete.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Currently the Firefox has a silent install option that uses an INI file.
> 
> The problem with this option is that the install is completely silent and
> immediately returns to the command prompt before the install is done.
No it doesn't
Just verified that it doesn't immediately return before the install is done. Perhaps you aren't using either a script or a batch file to install?
Batch example (you'll need to add quotes as appropriate for your paths):

call <path to installer>\Firefox Setup 3.6.exe /INI=<path to config ini>\install.ini

I'd very very much prefer not displaying the UI which would require disabling the controls along the way and it does wait until completion.
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Comment 3

8 years ago
There's no way to just display the last dialog (the progress dialog)?
It is possible to display all pages or a single page if the time is spent to implement / maintain it. IMO, it seems rather strange to do so and it isn't something the vast majority of other installers do for unattended installations. This seems like the desire is for what there was in 1.5 and earlier vs. any actual need.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: Need an Unattended Install Option → RFE: would like to display UI during unattended installation
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Comment 5

8 years ago
On Windows XP, I return to the command line immediately for every command. So the only way to know the silent install is running is the occasional hourglass.

I'll check other Windows installs to make sure I'm not crazy.
I've tested this on XP a while back and it did work.
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Comment 7

a year ago
This hasn't come up in the wild.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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